WFFR closed with a bang

After the final day, that was again a day filled with wonderful nature films, WFFR was concluded with the festive closing ceremony. It was a moment to look back on the amazing festival and, finally, to announce the winners.

10 November 2017 | Author: Mara Berghout | Photos: Chantal Hol

The final day of the festival was a day filled with surprising encounters with nature on screen. For example the film Wild Cornwall – Out on the Edge was screened: a beautiful film about a lovely part of England, that is at least as fascinating as the most exotic destinations on our planet. From falcons to seals: the animals in the varied landscape were brought to the viewer in an enchanting way.

Awards Ceremony & Closing Film

Before the very last film of the Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 (Wonders of the Sea 3D) the awards ceremony took place. A professional jury chose seven winning films in the different categories. The ‘Best Film Professional Award’ went to Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants and in the category ‘Newcomer Award’, the winner was Budapest Inferno. Next to that, two movies won the ‘Public Choice Award’: Arjan’s Big Year, for non-professional and Spy in the wild: Intelligence for professional. Check out the other award winning movies here.

See you next year!

Year after year, the Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam grows. More visitors, more attending film makers and also an increasing quality of the films. Edition 2017 has only just finished, but we are already looking forward to 2018. From 25 to 28 October 2018, filmmakers will present their newest masterpieces. We welcome you again in Rotterdam. So Block your agendas and see you next year!